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The Caterpillar

March 16, 2012
By yiannis BRONZE, Worcester, Pennsylvania
yiannis BRONZE, Worcester, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only easy day was yesterday.

I, the humblest animal of the animal kingdom,
The bottom of the food chain
I do not have much power, so
I look at other animals with envy
They each have a special trait
Something that defines who they are
The gift given to them by
Mother Nature
The eagle with its powerful sharp talons
The deer with their speed and grace
The fish with their magical gills
The lion, the most magnificent of all,
The king of the wildlife
Standing proud like a victorious general
All these animals have something to be proud of
I ask myself
What do I have to offer?
I am but a caterpillar
I am not that special or strong
But, alas, my moment of glory and
My spotlight performance will come
When I pass on from the state of
When I become a butterfly
A vision of beauty and elegance
I will be fulfilled
And be able to explore the world
Embarking on my journey
Flying high with pride
The dream of a new beginning
My future is bright
There is still hope
Hope that one day I will become
Just as special as the other animals
But for now, patience is my one quality I am proud of
Patience is what defines me and
Who I am

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on Nov. 11 2013 at 6:33 pm
Deej6595 BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

This is a niece piece. I like the theme of feeling like you don't contriubte but, the ending was  nice when the caterpillar realised that they at least have patience.

on Oct. 18 2012 at 9:35 am
VelanedeBeaute GOLD, Sialkot, Other
11 articles 2 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
I vow to shine, like a sapphire, some gem!
I promise, not to whine, but smile till the end.
The symphony of my life
like a violin I will play,
I would vouch,
Vehement to my life I lay.

Incredible! This was just so good. There was depth, a freedom of expression and the intricacy of observation. Loved it! <3 :) 

on Oct. 11 2012 at 4:48 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Love it! it was deep! it wasn't to strict or too free verse. it was actually how poem should be!

on Oct. 3 2012 at 12:00 pm
MaggieClaude SILVER, Randolph, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.


on Sep. 7 2012 at 12:39 pm
Best poem ever!!!! Who knew how good teens could write oh yeah me!!!!!!

on Aug. 20 2012 at 8:13 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
49 articles 0 photos 73 comments
This was so powerful. You're a fantastic writer. If you don't mind, I'd love to hear your opinion of my poem Broken Structure. Cheers. :)

so_joy SILVER said...
on Jul. 24 2012 at 8:31 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 722 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Beautiful! The caterpillar's longing is clear and it is something all can relate to.

Please check out & comment on my poems!

on Jun. 23 2012 at 3:45 pm
Evyfan111 DIAMOND, Castle Pines North, Colorado
64 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing eases my suffering. It's my soul's medicine. I write when I hurt. I write what I fear. Writing is my form of personal freedom. I write to save myself. I write to survive as an individual."
~Amor Magner

I liked this. This is similar to my poem Rise Above that I wrote for my best friend. I would appreciate it if you would check it out and tell me what you think. :)

on Jun. 23 2012 at 9:23 am
satellite23 GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
14 articles 0 photos 100 comments

Favorite Quote:
Prove it.

Very nice, I liked it. In fact, it feels as though I coul've wrote it myslef, which means that it is something special. Those are the poems that become famous...something that could be written by anybody.

on Apr. 23 2012 at 5:08 pm
This poemmade me cry! It was truely a masterpiece!!!!!!!

MikeDaMan said...
on Apr. 13 2012 at 5:31 pm
Good job!This poem is very inspirational!

Bob234 said...
on Apr. 13 2012 at 5:29 pm
I love this poem! Great Job!